Marble Cone Wildfire in California's Central Coast Region

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Figure 1. Four major fires in the Ventana Wilderness area since 1977. Retrieved from baynature [1]


The Marble Cone fire began in on August 1, 1977 and lasted three weeks.[1] The Wildfire burned approximately 178,000 acres of the Ventana Wilderness area in the San Lucia Mountains. At the time, the fire was California's largest wildfire to date.[2] This was the first of four major fires in this area (Fig. 1).

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